Amazing model of old Aylesbury railway station to be displayed in complete form for first time this weekend

Model railway showing Aylesbury's High Street station
Model railway showing Aylesbury's High Street station
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A detailed reconstruction of a long-lost Aylesbury railway is set to go on display in full as part of an exhibition this weekend.

The model of the Aylesbury High Street station, located in what is now Vale Park Drive, will be displayed at Railex on May 28 and 29 at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

Model railway showing Aylesbury's High Street station

Model railway showing Aylesbury's High Street station

It was on partial display at last year’s exhibition however it will be available to see in all its glory this time around.

The model, built by the late Geoff Williams, is now more than 55 years old.

Photographs, site visits and interviews with residents who remember the old line contributed to the realism of the model.

The level of detail includes Aylesbury prison on the scenic backdrop and willow beds and trees which are made out of human hair.

Andrew David, from the Risborough and District Model Railway Club, which maintains the Aylesbury model said: “We are ready as much as we can be.

“On Friday, we will be taking the model from our clubroom to the stadium so we will have to set it up there and make some minor adjustments.

“There was a lot of interest when it was partially shown in 2015.”

A host of other layouts will also be on view at the exhibition at the stadium from 10.30am to 5.30pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for children plus £18 for a family ticket.